Monochromatic

Here are my takes on Monochromatic. I hope I got it right… The Jellyfish looked amazing. I find them very fascinating creatures. Did you know that they have been around for millions of years, even before dinosaurs existed?

I guess we all know what a jellyfish is but just in case: The word jellyfish is a common term used to describe animals that are gelatinous or made up of ‘jelly-like’ material. There are many different types of jellyfish, including stinging kinds called medusae and non-stinging kinds called comb jellies or ctenophores. Another type of jelly animal called a salp is even in the same group as humans! Jellyfish are plankton (from the Greek word planktos, meaning to wander or drift) and are not strong swimmers, so they are at the mercy of the ocean currents. Blooms often form where two currents meet and if there is an onshore breeze thousands of jellyfish can be beached.  When huge numbers of plants or animals appear suddenly, scientists call it a ‘bloom’. In some areas of the world, millions of jellyfish can swarm together, and these blooms cause problems for fisheries and tourism. If you’ve been at the beach or on a boat at some point when it seemed like jellyfish were everywhere – then maybe you have even seen a jellyfish bloom (Thanks Jellywatch for all the great info!)

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Inspired by the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Monochromatic

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